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Body of missing 94-year-old Lompoc man found in riverbed, police say

Posted at 3:52 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 21:34:03-04

The body of a 94-year-old Lompoc man reported missing last week was found Wednesday in the Santa Ynez Riverbed, police confirm to KSBY News.

Donald Bishop was reported missing Aug. 15 after he left to go on a walk that afternoon and never returned home.

Wednesday afternoon, police say the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office conducted a flyover of the riverbed and located a possible body.

Detectives were directed to the area south of the Robinson Bridge near Highway 246 and confirmed before 3 p.m. the body was Bishop.

His family has been notified.

Police say foul play is not suspected.